Elise’s Nursery

A little over a year ago, we were all putting a lot of thought, time, and projects into Elise’s nursery.  I spent a long time trying to decide how to decorate her room.  I wanted something pretty, but still actually functional.  What is the point of a nursery if a baby can’t actually play in it?  I didn’t want it to be overly bright, but instead, calming and relaxing.  I’m very happy with how it turned out.  Of course now, a year later, there are a few things I would have changed, but over all, I consider it a win and Elise seems to love it!

FYI, this room is never this clean now, and it has a lot more toys in it!

This beautiful tree decal on the wall came from this etsy store.  I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to put up.  My mother and I did it in one evening.  It is also very easy to take down.  You simply heat it a little and then it pulls right off.  I LOVE it!  I still have more blooms that aren’t on the wall.  It came with a ton!

My mother and I made this mobile.  It doesn’t play music or anything like that, but I never felt like we needed one that spinned or made noise.  To match the theme of the cherry blossom tree, we bought a large branch from hobby lobby, then cut about a third of it off.  We cut a few smaller pieces and hot glued them to the larger branch for twigs.  We bought these cheap little white birds out of the wedding section, then painted them pink.  We glued those to the branch and added a few pink blossoms.  Elise enjoyed watching the ceiling fan blow it and make the birds sway when she was younger!

Our bedding and furniture came from Buy Buy Baby.  I wanted a bed that could grow with her and turns into a full bed.  This is why we didn’t go with typical white.  We wanted something that she wouldn’t feel “too old for” when she is a big girl.  (Although I’m still in denial that she will ever grow up.) 

We bought white wooden letters at Hobby Lobby as well.  Silly us didn’t know what we wanted to do with them yet, so we had my dad spray pain them pink.  We ended up repainting them white. (ugh extra work!)  My mother did the fabulous detail painting!

For curtain rods, my dad went out into the woods and cut down two branches and then trimmed them to the correct size.  We spray painted them a dark chocolate brown to match her furniture.  I was concerned about how they would hold up with being real branches, but they are still doing great!  We ordered the pink and white striped fabric online and my wonderful mother turned them into curtains.  When we went to hang them, they were WAY brighter than the bedding, so I soaked them in the sink with bleach for a while to fade them out and then washed them.  It worked like a charm and now they match perfectly!  The beautiful crocheted blanket that you see on the back of the glider was a gift from a very sweet (and talented) family friend.

I think I MIGHT redo her room when we convert her to a toddler bed.  We shall see.  Right now the only time she is in there is to sleep or go find more toys!